FARMINGTON – The annual Downhill Dummy competition will be held Saturday, March 12, at Titcomb Mountain Ski Slope. Anyone can enter the contest. A variety of materials, such as wood, plastic paper and Styrofoam, may be used to build the dummies, but they cannot be more than two feet high and weigh more than 75 pounds. There is a $5 entry fee.

Registration of the dummies will begin at 12:30 p.m., with judging in categories of creativity and workmanship taking place at 1 p.m. The competition will take place at 2 p.m.

A Mighty Raffle drawing will be held at 3:30 p.m. at the slope, with a grand prize of $2,000 and other prizes, including a kayak, cross country ski package, mountain bike and season’s pass being raffled. Tickets will be available at Titcomb Mountain until 3 p.m. Saturday.

The Farmington Ski Club will host an appreciation dinner free for all club volunteers and staff from the 2004-2005 season on Sunday, March 13. The chicken barbecue dinner will be served between 4:30 and 6 p.m. Those attending are asked to call or sign up at the lodge.

Operating hours during the week of March 14 to 18 have changed to: alpine lifts closed on March 14, 15 and 17; alpine lifts open from 3 to 8 p.m. Wednesday; 3 to 9 p.m. Friday; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

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